When I first arrived here at Knutsford Veterinary Surgery we had a stray rabbit found…
We answer the most common questions surrounding the disease
Alabama Rot is a potentially fatal condition that has no known cure. In recent years there have been a growing number of cases in the UK, including a case in the local Knutsford area. The disease is concerning for vets and pet owners alike and although it is extremely rare, dog owners should remain vigilant in the colder months. This information should ensure that you know everything you need to about the condition to keep your pet safe. If you have any questions or suspect a case of Alabama Rot, contact us today.
Muddy and woodland areas are linked with the disease.
Owners should be extra vigilant following walks in these conditions.
Other animals and humans
But, the condition can affect any dog,
regardless of breed, age or gender
Can Alabama Rot affect humans or other animals?
Owners with dogs that have the disease have not been affected in any of the recorded cases of Alabama Rot. There is no evidence to suggest that the disease can spread to humans or indeed be carried by humans. Likewise, although Alabama Rot can affect all breeds of dog, it hasn’t been known to affect any other species of animal, including cats or rabbits.